Racism has many facets. I've lived all over this country and I've found that no corner is absent of it. Just because it's not in your face doesn't mean it doesn't exist. In Tucson, since there is such a low Black population, there's no perceived threat from Blacks therefore they are "invisible" and not a problem, however if the Black population should significantly increase, trust me, the covert racial attitudes will explode.
Racism is a problem but it's not the primary concerned for Blacks and all non whites, it's the system of white supremacy that supports white privilege and is never openly discussed but is concealed in acts of both overt and covert racism. Tucson is an interesting place, I like it because of the weather and folks don't generally bother you. So what racism I encounter, I usually ignore and chalk up to ignorance and fear.
To abide by the law... what if those who make the laws are racist and ergo "their laws" follow suit?
The states that follow Arizona's "conservative" laws are racist themselves.. name me one known "progressive" state that follow them, except the psychotic's law of gun ownership.
I certainly don't think the rest of Arizona should take credit for what Tucson does, Tucson is your only hope of some sanity before the hate consumes the rest of you.
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